2014 Audiobook Challenge Update almost Wrap Up

December 10, 2014 About Me, Event 12

2014 audiobook challenge
I don’t really sign up for many challenges and I didn’t learn about this one til recently because normally I read more then I listen. But the past few months because of my reading funk I’ve been doing a whole lot more listening especially while working on my various art projects. I’m totally going to increase the amount I listen next year too!

Our lovely hosts, The Book Nympho and Hot Listens, are sponsoring a giveaway to celebrate the end of their first year. Enter for a chance to win a 3 month Audible membership or a $25 gift card.

Also if you are looking to try more audiobooks in the coming year you should challenge yourself!! Sign-ups for the 2015 Audiobook Challenge will open shortly over at Hot Listens!


  • Newbie (I’ll give it a try) 1-5
  • Weekend Warrior (I’m getting the hang of this) 5-10
  • Stenographer (can listen while multi-tasking) 10-15
  • Socially Awkward (Don’t talk to me) 15-20
  • Binge Listener (Why read when someone can do it for you) 20-30
  • My Precious (I had my earbuds surgically implanted) 30-50
  • Marathoner (look Ma no hands) 50+


Originally when I went to make the below list I thought – Oh I won’t have made it past weekend warrior so imagine my surprise when I was up in the Socially Awkward level! Hopefully next year I can make it into the Binge Listener or My Precious level!!

Audio Books I’m currently listening to and that I hope to finish before the end of the year:

  • The Iron Wyrm Affair by Lilith Saintcrow (currently listening & Enjoying)
  • Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson (currently listening & LOVING)

Audio Books I finished in 2014 – 19 total so far! : All reviews can be found in my archives =)

  • Atlantia by Ally Condie (Ok)
  • Soulless by Gail Carriger (LOVED)
  • The Dragons of Dorcastle by Jack Campbell (LOVED) this book isn’t on Riffle yet for some reason
  • Nice Dragons Finish Last by Rachel Aaron (LOVED)
  • Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier (LOVED)
  • Legion: Skin Deep by Brandon Sanderson (good)
  • The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (LOVED)
  • The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson (LOVED)
  • Skin Game by Jim Butcher (Good)
  • Cold Days by Jim Butcher (good)
  • Honor’s Knight by Rachel Bach (LOVED)
  • The School for Good and Evil by Soman Chainani (as a reread LOVED)
  • Blood Oranges by Kathleen Tierney (Good)
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (Ok)
  • A Taint in the Blood by S.M. Stirling (Ok)
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (LOVED)
  • Hounded by Kevin Hearne (Good)
  • Clariel by Garth Nix (Ok – Good)
  • The Iron Trial by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare (Ok)
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Tabitha (Pabkins)

When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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12 Responses to “2014 Audiobook Challenge Update almost Wrap Up”

  1. Lupdilup

    Great job Tabitha!! I have the Iron Trial on my wish list, I’m curious to th see what you thought. I’ll have to comeback when I get a chance and look for your review 🙂 I already have the School of Good and Evil, I’ve heard a lot good things about those.
    Love the Dresden Files, but I haven’t kept up, and still need to listen to last 2 books of The Iron Druid 🙂
    So many audios not enough ears!! LOL
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      I totally did have some fabulous luck! Heck I just finished one of the ones I was currently listening to and I’ve already moved onto another today!

      I hope you love Nice Dragons Finish Last I definitely did.

      And yes Way of Kings did take me several months to finish on audio. I’m listening to Words of Radiance on audio as well and I’m half way done. But I just have to take breaks from it because its soo long. And I’m even listening to it on 2x speed which makes the almost 50 hour book only 25 hours but that’s still a WHOLE FREAKING DAY worth of audiobook listening. That has to be spread out.

      I should make it a point to listen to at least one chapter every few days shouldn’t I? It’s amazing narration I love it.
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    • Tabitha (Pabkins)

      Oh no I didn’t reach My Precious. I only reached Socially Awkward =P But I’m aiming for My Precious next year. I’ve gotten way more into using audible and being able to speed up the audio books. Previously I had been using my ipod via the library audiobooks and I couldn’t speed those up so it make listening into a chore because they read so slow. Now that I can speed them up to 2x or 3x speed I’m enjoying them SOO much more.
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